Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Condiment Club


If it were the 1990's, and Full House was still relevant, I'd be channeling Uncle Jesse right now with a "Have Mercy."

Curried Carrot Dip rocked those fuzzy slipper socks right off my feet last night.

Have you ever made a dip...or a spread...or a condiment...that tasted so good, you just decided you'd rather eat it straight from the spoon?

If you haven't yet, you
will join the ranks of spoon-lickin' friends as soon as you make this carrot dip. When I initially stumbled upon the recipe, I was interested but slightly skeptical. How could I make a savory vegan dip that didn't include beans? Aren't beans the staple requirement of such spreads?

Holy delicious-ness did this recipe prove me wrong. The curry + garlic seasoning is potent (in the best possible way), and the toasted sunflower seeds add a nutty crunch and delectable flavor. We made the dip as a topping for our dinner of Falalfal patties, but it was all Adam could do to keep my spoon out of the serving bowl :)

Friends, it's time for you to join the spoon-lickin' condiment club. Welcome to the world of Curried Carrot Dip.

Curried Carrot Dip
(adapted from a recipe in

This dip is perfect as a veggie burger topping, vegetable dip, or sandwich spread. Or, as previously noted, it's great straight off the spoon as well.

  • 1 lb. carrots, finely chopped and cooked until tender
  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds (don't forget to toast 'em!)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
Place 3 TBSP of the sunflower seeds in a food processor and processor until it turns into crumbs. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Stir in the remaining 1 TBSP sunflower seeds and season to taste. Have mercy it's good!


  1. You come up with some out of control concoctions, I would have never thought of making a dip from carrots!

  2. I just finished off my 5lb bag of carrots. obviously I need to buy more now! <3 Keep these savory recipes coming girl! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. yum! I make a carrot caraway dip in a very similiar manner -- but with toasted slivered almonds instead of sunflower seeds, and caraway with a pinch of garam masala. The lemon juice does the trick, though! So delicious.

  4. Ive decided that when we move (which is soon) I am going to have a party. The them of this party will be see-how-many-of-your-recipes-i-can-make :) Its going to be a tasty party!

  5. I could definitely eat this with a spoon! It's my favorite way to enjoy dips :)

  6. Kylie! This looks amazing. I've never had a carrot dip before, but it sounds so good... and healthy.

  7. Cut. It. Out. I can tell this is awesome! Seems like it would be super versatile, too. Full House will always be relevant to me. :)

  8. I love carrots so this is right up my alley.

    And I *love* any reference to Uncle Jesse :)

  9. I have never heard of carrot dip before.This is both new and healthy.And I have some favorite flavors in there too.